Children's and Household Tales is a collection of fairy tales first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. The collection is commonly known in English as Grimms' Fairy Tales.
They are the stories we've known since we were children: Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Cap, and many more. Many of these tales begin with the familiar refrain of “once upon a time”—but they end with something unexpected and fascinating!
Old-fashioned, often broken typeface and Arthur Rackham's gloriously reproduced original artwork accompany 22 stories in a new edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales, originally published in 1909. A sepia-toned illustration for "Red Riding Hood" shows the cloaked girl meeting the bristly wolf, dwarfed by endlessly tall, bare trees. A caption in "The Bremen Town Musicians" recalls the bygone era: "They came upon a Cat, sitting in the road, with a face as long as a wet week." ( Sept.)